Cancer

Clinical insights, innovative procedures, and tips for helping to prevent and treat cancer

  • Spotlight: Music Therapy at Swedish Cancer Institute

    Spotlight: Music Therapy at Swedish Cancer Institute

    Our very own music therapist, Betsy Hartman, shares her knowledge and experience on the positive benefits of using music therapy as part of the psychosocial oncology care.

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  • After Cancer Treatment Surveillance: Lymphedema

    After Cancer Treatment Surveillance: Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in the arms or legs and can be caused by surgery, radiation therapy or by injury or infection.

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  • Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Eating healthy can be tasty! Buddha Bowl: a light, healthy and delicious meal comprised of a whole grain, lots of vegetables, protein of your choice and to top it off, a flavorful sauce.

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  • Coping with Anxiety during Treatment

    Coping with Anxiety during Treatment

    Cancer diagnosis can cause overwhelming emotional stress and anxiety, but no one has to it cope with it alone.

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  • Cancer Survivorship Clinic

    Cancer Survivorship Clinic

    Our very own Survivorship clinic nurse practitioner explains the importance of visiting the survivorship clinic and/or attending free survivorship classes at Swedish.

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  • Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Getting a quality sleep is vital in maintaining physical, mental and emotional health

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  • Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    A Cancer Education Center volunteer shares why she chooses to volunteer.

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  • The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    Survivors are frequently blindsided by the difficult transition from active treatment to life after treatment. Learn some helpful tips from one of our cancer survivorship class facilitators.

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  • Talking with your children about cancer

    Talking with your children about cancer

    Cancer affects the entire family, and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. We are here to help.

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  • HPV and Cancer

    HPV and Cancer

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime.

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  • Screening for Colon Cancer: Is there an alternative to a colonoscopy?

    Screening for Colon Cancer: Is there an alternative to a colonoscopy?

    There is an effective alternative to the standard colonoscopy. It is easy to use and requires no special prep or dietary restrictions. Starting at age 50, routine screening for colorectal cancer...

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  • Great American Smokeout

    Every year on the 3rd Thursday in November smokers across the country participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. It is a date to come together and say ‘no’ to tobacco on a...

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  • More Cancer Screenings for Men in Movember

    More Cancer Screenings for Men in Movember

    Movember is about more than facial hair in November. It’s a time to call attention to men’s health, and specifically, the importance of cancer screenings.

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  • Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

    Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

    Liver cancer cases have tripled over the last 40 years. Swedish is working to detect and treat liver cancer earlier.

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  • Wills and estate planning

    Wills and estate planning

    Everyone has a different relationship with the saying “getting your affairs in order.” For people who are planners, sorting out their will and estate planning can feel like a sigh of relief.

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  • Tie blankets for patients - DIY project

    Oncology appointments can, at times, take up a long portion of your day. Do-it-yourself projects, such as tie blankets, may help pass the time while waiting for appointments or recovering from...

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  • SCI spotlight: Art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute

    At the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), art therapy is a free service and is open to oncology patients and family members. We see people who have just been diagnosed, are in active cancer treatment...

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  • Fighting cancer-related fatigue

    Fighting cancer-related fatigue

    After your cancer treatment, are you feeling extremely exhausted? Are you constantly feeling physically, emotionally and mentally tired? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy to do your...

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  • Benefits of mind-body practices during your healing journey

    Undergoing treatment for cancer may cause physical and emotional burdens. Self-care practices have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain.

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  • "A Lucky Life Interrupted," by Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw, an award winning journalist and best-selling author, was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma.

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